intransitive verb-·nesced′, -·nesc′ing
Origin of luminesceback-formation from luminescent
intransitive verblu·mi·nesced, lu·mi·nesc·ing, lu·mi·nesc·es
Origin of luminesceBack-formation from luminescence
(third-person singular simple present luminesces, present participle luminescing, simple past and past participle luminesced)
- To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent.
- Phosphorus will only begin to luminesce at a certain small pressure of oxygen.
Back-formation from luminescent.